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Maui County, HI Real Estate News

By George Thoma, Mortgage Broker
(Kama'aina Mortgage Group Inc.|)
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Have you seen these cool Maui properties for sale? - 2 videosI want to share these short videos of some really nice Maui homes for sale that I've seen and recorded lately.  These are both on 2 acres, but completely different.  One is all about farming, and the other is all about fun.1. 555 Kuakini Loop, Kahakuloa MauiIt's a single level home with great ocean views, on 2 acres.  The celebrity owner loves to farm, and there are hundreds of edible kinds of plants here including many "canoe plants".  These owners are really motivated to move off island and the price has been lowered a few times already.  It's priced very well, and under $2,000,000.  Can you help them with their dream?Now on the other hand, if you have a big family or lots of friends, and you love to entertain...2. 1780 Kauh...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
January 2024 real estate stats for Maui County, HIJust a quick peek at the housing market for my little island of Maui, with stats provided by Infosparks.  The fire event from 6 months ago really created a big gap in housing, which caused prices to go up even further.Thanks for reading my Maui blog...Buying or selling real estate on Maui?  That's what I do.  Let me help YOU.Georgie Hunter R(S) e-Pro, Hawai'i Life Real Estate BrokersE-mail or call/text: 808 283-0635
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By George Thoma, Mortgage Broker
(Kama'aina Mortgage Group Inc.|)
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
The February Maui Lifestyle newsletter for your convenience I'm posting a link to a newsletter I send out once a month, highlighting the Maui lifestyle.  This month there was a lot about the local food and food security.  We live on an island, and it's something we think about a lot since so much of our "food" is imported.  The reality is that many good foods are grown here and we should be concentrating on eating more of that, and less of the stuff they ship in.  Much of the imported stuff is processed and packaged and not all that healthy anyway.A broker's open at a local musician's home/farm in Kahakuloa was a real treat because he's also a farmer who loves his community.  We toured the farm, ate a nice lunch of local foods, did an art project, and sang along with George.  You can re...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Tropical flowers on Maui are always a hitI've been a little lazy about blogging and it's time to change that!  I know from seeing the stats that tropical flowers get some eyeballs, especially in the winter months, so here's some eye candy for those of you in the colder climates.   First pic is of orchids growing on a tree, which is pretty easy to do in many parts of the island.The fragrant gardenia will bloom in the spring and fill the air with it's lovely scent.These orchids were growing in Lahaina Maui, before the fire event of last year.The Queen Emma spider lily is a huge flower that can be over 12" across, but with no real scent.And the bright orange hibiscus is a real head turner when you see a large bush covered in blooms.  The blooms only last one day, but there's always more to...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Haiku Maui pole house on acreage, with BIG viewsShowing off my new Haiku Maui listing that just hit the market, and it's getting a lot of attention.  It's a 2-story pole house, very solidly built with quality components and finishes.  And the views...... are outstanding, with so much ocean and greenery!28 S. Honokala Rd. unit A is the main house portion of a 2 part CPR development.  CPR means Condominium Property Regime whereby a larger agricultural property is divided into (usually) 2 parts, A and B, with dedicated land for each part.  There are governing documents that explain all the details, but think of it more like a subdivision of sorts.  In this case, unit A comes with 2.499 acres of land that can be used for farming.  Unit B comes with 1.74 acres of usable farm land.28 S Honoka...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Maui HI - fire disaster recovery September updateI know everyone wants an update about the state of things here on Maui.  Honestly, it's out of my regular sphere of travel, and we haven't been over there as looky-loos so I have no first hand knowledge. There's plenty of images online, and that's a real eye opener.  I think it's still going to hit me hard when I actually see it.  The outpouring of help and financial aid has been tremendous, and it seems to be improving every day in every way.  I'm really proud to call Maui my home.Since I send out newsletters twice a month, I decided to share some of that...  here's some of the things that were included in the Sept 1 newsletter:(BTW, That's the Lahaina Gateway Center pictured above - a hub for supplies to be dropped off and picked up.  T...
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By Steven Nickens, R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii
(Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers)
Thank You NAR Click here if you are having trouble viewing this message.   AVAILABLE NOW: Application for Disaster Relief Assistance Applications for disaster relief assistance are now available for those impacted by the Maui wildfires. The Hawai‘i REALTORS® Charitable Foundation will work with the REALTORS® Association of Maui to distribute $1.5 million in disaster relief aid that was awarded by the National Association of REALTORS® Relief Foundation.   Homeowners and renters whose primary residence was damaged or destroyed by the fires may apply for up to $3,000 in initial assistance per household. Applications are open through Dec. 31, 2023.   Assistance is available to qualified applicants towards one of the following options:  Monthly mortgage expenses for primary residence that wa...
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By Debe Maxwell, CRS, The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!
(Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310)
Maui's Historic Wildfire Crisis: How are the Locals Helping and How We Can Help Please Join Us on Tuesday, August 22, 2023 In Support of Our ActiveRain Maui Families This week’s ActiveRain ZOOM call is very special to many of us, as our own Steven Nickens is going to be sharing his experience, living through one of our worst wildfires in over a century. Having lived on Maui for over ½ century himself, Steven knows the island like the back of his hands, as does he know a good many islanders. Steven has had many close friends who have lost everything. As you know, last week Steven’s beloved Maui experienced the deadliest US wildfire in modern history, with a death toll of 111 and counting. Many are still missing and billions of dollars are needed for recovery. These devastating fires, fue...
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By Jesse Coffey
(Keller Williams Realty Maui)
Maui Wildfire Charity OrganizationsPlease click the link above to learn more about Maui charity organizations that are assisting those on Maui who are in desperate need of help and aloha. Please donate to these charities if you can. Please feel free to share the list of charities. There are also links to GoFundMe donation pages for businesses and more specifically employees of businesses on Maui who have been impacted by the Maui Wildfires. Any amount will help those on Maui who are in need. Malama Maui. Mahalo.The list is constantly growing and I am adding charity and donation pages as I have time. If you have any deserving charities or donation pages that you suggest, please message me using the Contact Us tab on the page linked above so that I can add them.  Mahalo.   Original post a...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
 The Featured Image (above) is from our balcony at the Maui MarriottMaui Reflections...PrefaceOriginally a tiny fishing village, Lahaina (Hawaiian: “Cruel Sun”) was chosen as the royal capital in 1820 by King Kamehameha II. It remained the capital until 1845, when Honolulu, on Oahu island, replaced it in that role. The Wainee Church Cemetery is sacred to islanders as a burial place for Hawaiian monarchs.Reflections...In 2001, Rick and I purchased two weeks of Marriott Ocean Club Ownership.  It is a two-bedroom ocean-front unit.  It can be split into a one-bedroom and lockout to get four weeks a year.  This is how we used it for many years until I started working as a Sedona REALTOR®. After purchasing, we made plans to visit at the end of September 2001.  Well, we all know what happened....
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By Steven Nickens, R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii
(Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers)
Can't Believe Lahaina is Gone.(Only picture I will post of the fire, so sad what happened to our beloved Lahaina and island)Words can not describe the destruction, loss of property, and lives that this storm raged on Maui. While Lahaina was burned to the ground, upcountry had its own fires causing damage and burning down homes. My daughter has a couple of horses and got the call to help move 16 horses in Kula out of the path of raging fires, winds were blowing 65 mph. So off we went to borrow a truck and trailer and so started the next couple of days getting involved in any way we could help. With the help of others ended up moving 16 horses to safety.Many of our friend's homes burned down, lots of lives were lost, and they are still counting. But you do see amazing people stepping up t...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Maui fire update from the north shore of MauiOur recent Hawaiian disaster has made ripples across the globe and it seems everyone wants to know if we're safe, so I hope this helps.Yes we are safe in Haiku Maui because it's on the windward side, upwind of the fires, and generally green and lush due to rain.  Maui has been suffering from a drought, but not the whole island.  Hana, Kipahulu, Nahiku, Huelo, Haiku - these are some of the wetter and more jungly parts where wild fires are not expected or normal, and even in a drought we stay green.On the other side of the island, it's dry, it's hot and it's more densely built up and populated.  With the super high winds we experienced earlier this week, it became the perfect conditions for fires to spread quickly.  Firefighters were busy putti...
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By George Thoma, Mortgage Broker
(Kama'aina Mortgage Group Inc.|)
 An FHA 203(h) loan is a specialized mortgage program which is offered by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) in the United States. It is designed to assist victims of major natural disasters, like hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, or other catastrophic events like fires , by providing them with affordable financing for purchasing or rebuilding homes.Here are the key features of the FHA 203(h) loan program: Disaster Assistance: The primary purpose of the FHA 203(h) loan is to assist individuals whose homes have been destroyed, burned, or severely damaged in a presidentially declared disaster area. These loans help affected individuals and families secure housing after such events. 100% Financing: One of the main advantages of the FHA 203(h) program is that it allows to finance up to...
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By George Thoma, Mortgage Broker
(Kama'aina Mortgage Group Inc.|)
 NBC Host: Breaking news out of Hawaii, where ravaging wildfires engulf Maui. Clint Hanson of Maui Real Estate Radio recorded this drone footage of a terrifying scene as it developed through the night and into the early morning hours of today. Clint Hansen joins me now. He has been driving around, trying to help people and bring them supplies. First of all, good for you. But what are you seeing? How bad is it?Clint Hanson: Thank you for having me. This is the worst I've ever seen any fire on the island. While we do experience some inclement weather from time to time, Maui is known for its good weather. It's been 180 years since a hurricane hit us. But when summer comes, and things dry out, combined with high winds, a perfect storm occurs, and that's precisely what's been happening in th...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Just a reminder about my oceanfront Haiku estate located along the beautiful north shore of Maui, in the Huelo area.  An exceptional luxury listing!It's a GREEN home. This 2 acre residential estate is off the grid, with it's very own power and water supply, plus high speed fiber optics for internet.  You can hunker down here in total comfort, while growing your own food and enjoying ocean access to the nearby Ho'olawa Bay.  The community here is friendly and welcoming.  It's my neighborhood and we love it here in Haiku where things stay green year round.Of course you know Hawai'i Life can pay a referral fee to Realtors from other states if they send a buyer... what a great opportunity for agents.Click HERE for the full MLS info, with 50 pictures and other links.Wait, that's not all - we...
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By George Thoma, Mortgage Broker
(Kama'aina Mortgage Group Inc.|)
 In Loving Memory of Volker "VW" Weiss With profound sadness and a heavy heart, I write to all of you today the sad news of the untimely passing of our friend and colleague, Volker "VW" Weiss.I cannot find enough words to express the depth of the loss we all feel upon hearing this devastating news. I first met Volker in February of 1993 when we were: Both are young exchange students from Germany. Embarking on a journey of international experience at the Grand Wailea Resort and Spa in beautiful Maui, Hawaii  Together, we delved into Food and Beverage Management, honing our skills and learning from the best in the culinary world. We had the incredible privilege of serving esteemed guests such as President George Bush Senior, Michael Jackson, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and the renowned Chef Pa...
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By George Thoma, Mortgage Broker
(Kama'aina Mortgage Group Inc.|)
Ho’okipa, a Beach Park, is located on Maui's North Shore alongside the Hana Highway. This beach has the most epic things on it. Hookipa means hospitality in Hawaiian, and this place is hospitable for wave riders as it is the most renowned windsurfing spot in the world. The windsurfing competitions are held here too.The beach has picnic facilities and observation decks for visitors. The consistent strong winds on this beach make it ideal for surfing and kiting. Waves are well-shaped, are largest during winter and smaller in the summer, and break across a system of reefs extending across the bay.  The most spectacular waves at Ho’okipa hit during wintertime, and these waves reach a height of 10 to 15 feet. Due to the spectacularly large waves, Ho’okipa is a tourist attraction in Winters. ...
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By Jesse Coffey
(Keller Williams Realty Maui)
The most expensive home for sale located on the beautiful island of Maui Hawaii January 2023. This luxury estate is located on the Westside of Maui in Kapalua at 9 Bay Dr. The amazing oceanfront home is currently listed at $41,900,000 and features 7 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, and stunning views. Per MLS the home was originally built in 1996 and remodeled in 2021. The initial list price was $41,900,000. The home has been on the market for 281 days at the time of this post.  *When the home previously sold there were 8 bedrooms and 8.5 bathrooms. **When the home was last listed there were 6 bedrooms, 7 full bathrooms, and 2 half bathrooms.   The current owners purchased the home for $24,000,000 cash in December 2020.    The current owners had the home listed for sale for 275 days between Dec...
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